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It was Christmas Eve night and Abby was so excited because Santa was coming soon! The Christmas stockings were hung and the tree was lit. Everything was perfect!
“Abby, time for bed!” mom called to Abby. “Coming! I am just leaving some cookies and milk out for Santa. He’ll need something to keep him going. He has a busy night,” Abby said to mom. “OK, but don’t forget to leave some carrots out for Rudolph and his buddies,” mom said.
Meanwhile, up at the North Pole, Santa and his elves were busy getting Santa’s sleigh ready. “This sack sure is big this year, “ Santa said to his chief elf, Talli. “Well big guy, there’s been a lot of good little boys and girls this year,.” said Talli “Or the toys we make keep getting bigger, “ replied Santa.
Running furiously toward the sleigh, another elf shouted to Santa, "You almost forgot your list!" "Oh dear, I'm so excited, I can't believe I almost left it behind. Thank you so much. Said Santa. Santa hoisted the gigantic list onto the sled and shouted, "Ok reindeer, light up the night and lead the way!"
In an instant, the reindeers lifted the mighty sled into the dark night and raced to the sky above. Down below, all the little girls and boys slept in their beds, dreaming of what was yet to come tomorrow morning.
Up above, Santa cried out to Rudolph, “It’s go time! Bring her down and let’s get to work.” Santa landed on the ﬁrst house in West Long Branch, and checked his list.
“Talli” Of course, I remember that little camper, who was an angel all year."
Santa grabbed the bag of toys, and slid down the chimney. At the Christmas tree, Santa opened the sack, found Talli's present and placed the gift next to the tree.
Quick as a ﬂash, Santa was back in the sleigh, ready for his next delivery. Checking the list, Santa called out, “Take me to Abby’s house.”
Lying in bed, Abby opened her eyes, startled by a loud noise from above. “Somebody’s on the roof! Maybe Santa is here!” Abby jumped out of bed and hurried downstairs.
Abby looked around for a moment, waiting for Santa to make his grand entrance. She waited and waited, but nobody appeared. "I must have been dreaming," Abby said to herself as she headed back upstairs.
Once the coast was clear, Santa peeked out from behind the tree. â€œWhoa, that was close!! That sleigh really makes a lot of noise.â€?
Back to work, Santa opened the sack to get Abby's present. Looking through the sack, Santa could not ﬁnd her present. “Hmmm, I know she’s on the list. Maybe I should check it twice. Again!” Looking at the list, he read;
Talli Layla Abby Anjali Joanie Kris Janice Megan Scott
“Oh dear,” murmured Santa as he shot back up the ﬁreplace.
"We have a problem, ELF!" Santa said to his chief elf. "We forgot to bring Abby's present. Say, we don't happen to have any extra presents lying around the sleigh, do we?" The ElF said, "Sorry, we don't."
"Well", said Santa. "There is only one thing to do."
Santa slid down the chimney again, and made his way up to Abby’s room. “Abby,” Santa whispered in her ear as she lay sound asleep. Abby’s eyes opened. “Santa!"
“Yes, yes, shhhh, it’s me little angel. Let’s not wake anyone else up dear. Listen, I need you help,” said Santa. ‘Help? Me? For real? What is it? Is it really you?” Abby excitedly asked Santa.
“Indeed it is I, and, ah..ah..ah…, you see Abby, I have a problem.” Santa said. “Oh, Santa I’ve tried really hard this year. I really worked on a lot of things, but my mom says I still need to work on keeping my room clean,” Abby said.
“I hear the same thing from Mrs. C,” Santa said. “But listen, Abby, I have some bad news. I seem to have misplaced your present.” Abby began to cry but Santa said to her, “So, I was wondering, won’t you drive my sleigh tonight? You know, take a little trip up to the North Pole, and pick up your present.” Abby leapt up from the bed, grinning from ear to ear and said, “Let me get my coat.”
As they headed to the sled, Abby stopped in the kitchen and grabbed the piles of cookies and carrots. “These are for you and the reindeers, Santa,” said Abby. “One more reason you always make my nice list. Thank you," said Santa.
Back on the roof, Abby and Santa jumped in the sleigh. Quick as a comet, the reindeers soared through the night sky, and led the majestic sleigh back to the North Pole. "Santa, this is the best Christmas ever. And boy, is Rudolph's nose bright! " said Abby.
"Well, let's ďŹ nd your present and make it the greatest Christmas ever. I'm glad you are having fun," said Santa.
When they arrived at the North Pole, Santa led Abby to a huge building.
"Abby, behind this door is where all the magic happens. All the elves work extra hard here to make wonderful gifts for all the nice little boys and girls like you. Now, let's hope your present is in there." Santa opened the door and turned on the light.
Inside, there were rows and rows of tables ďŹ lled with tools for making toys. Extra parts for toys like doll dresses, wheels, puzzle pieces and cloth were piled up on the tables and ďŹ‚oor. But as Abby looked around, she did not see her present.
Suddenly, a voice from behind called out. "You forgot something." Santa and Abby turned around. In the doorway stood Mrs. Claus with Abby's toy.
Mrs. Claus walked over to Abby and Santa and said, "I believe this is for you, Abby. Merry Christmas."
"Thank you" Abby said. She reached into his pocket and pulled out a cookie for Mrs. Claus. "I saved one just in case I saw you."
"Thank you dear," said Mrs. Claus. "Now you two better get along. You are a little behind schedule and you have a lot of customers down there." "Yes dear," said Santa. Abby gave Mrs. Claus a hug and a kiss, climbed into the sleigh, and away they went.
By the time Santa landed on Abby's roof, the little girl was nestled asleep under Santa's arm. "Some co-pilot you are, "Santa joked to himself as he lifted her out of the sleigh. Inside the house, Santa placed the gift by the tree and carried Abby up to bed. "Merry Christmas Abby," Santa whispered to her. He pulled up her blanket, gave her a kiss, and escaped out of the house for the last time that night.
That Christmas morning, Abby woke up feeling extremely tired. As she sat up in bed, she thought about what happened last night. "Did I dream my ride with Santa or did that really happen?" Abby headed downstairs to celebrate.
As she went downstairs, she saw a present by the Christmas tree. The same present she saw in Santa's workshop! Underneath it was a note.
Dear Abby, Merry Christmas. Hope you enjoyed the ride. The cookies were delicious. Love, Santa and Mrs. Claus
MERRY CHRISTMAS Abby AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!